UTC Oxford

The UTC Oxford is based in Didcot, near an expanding cluster of science and engineering employers. The aim of UTC Oxford is to deliver Science and Engineering excellence for 14-19 year olds across the region, with an exciting and unique learning experience to help prepare students for a specialist careers in Science and Engineering.

The UTC Oxford is committed to helping students gain the qualifications and experience that future employers are looking for. The curriculum combines core academic subjects with the opportunity to study and gain practical experience in specialist areas of Science and Engineering. From day one, students are engaged in solving genuine problems using industry specialist equipment, which gives them a headstart in their chosen careers.

UTC Oxford has the support of a number of industry and academic partners who are involved in the UTC in a number of ways:

  • Consultancy and advice on curriculum design and content
  • Employer accreditations
  • Access to selected project information to provide real-life case studies, facilitating project challenges and enhancing the students’ learning experience
  • Coaching and mentoring for staff and students
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Participating in the governance of the UTC
  • Hosting of and participation in student recruitment events
  • Providing equipment for testing and modelling at the school in support of the agreed classroom activity

The UTC Oxford has a truly unique appeal for students interested in Science and Engineering, with specialisms which have been designed by the UTC’s partner companies to be directly relevant to future employment needs, including:

  • Robotics and remote handling – learn how to design, programme and maintain the machines that high-volume manufacturers depend on, manipulating very large or microscopic objects, often working in hazardous environments such as underwater, or in space, or nuclear reactors.

The academy is also the first college in the world to offer education in two specialist technologies which support at least 17% of the UK economy:

  • Vacuum technology, which is essential for space research, semiconductor manufacture and particle physics research
  • Cryogenics – experiments at low-temperature with liquefied gases and down close to absolute zero where some materials become semiconducting or superfluid.

Subjects Available at UTC Oxford

The UTC Oxford offers the following subject choices for Year 10 and Year 12 students:

Year 10 Subject Choices (14-16):

Core Subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Optional (choose 1 from the following):

  • Engineering (Design and Manufacturing)
  • Applied Sciences

Optional (choose up to 3 from the following):

  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Product Design
  • History
  • Geography

Year 12 Subject Choices (Sixth Form):

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer science
  • Product design
  • Mathematics
  • Further mathematics

Qualifications Offered by UTC Oxford

The UTC Oxford offers the following qualification for Year 10 and Year 12 students:

Year 10 Subject Qualifications (14-16):

  • GCSE
  • Cambridge Nationals in Engineering
  • BTEC First Extended Certificate in Applied Sciences

Year 12 Subject Qualifications (Sixth Form):

  • A-Levels
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma
  • BTEC First Extended Certificate

Industrial Placements with UTC Oxford

The UTC Oxford in Didcot is partnered with a number of local companies who provide a range of support services for the curriculum, as well as work experience opportunities. These companies include:

  • UK Atomic Energy Authority
  • MINI
  • Culham Science Centre
  • Reaction Engines
  • Bloodhound SSC
To Apply for a place at UTC Oxford

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